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Sell Your Cask of Bruichladdich Whisky

 

Mark Littler LTD specialises in the valuation, sale and brokerage of Bruichladdich casks of whisky.

We consistently achieve prices well over those offered by other brokers and distilleries.

Sell Your Cask of Bruichladdich Whisky with Mark Littler

Bruichladdich Cask Values & Valuations

Bruichladdich has a following quite unlike any distillery in Scotland. Their range of single malts, including Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte and Octomore, have fanatical fans and the distillery continues to please with numerous special releases each year.

Many Bruichladdich casks were made available to the public once it re-opened and these casks are now worth considerably more than when they were first released. High ABV and RLA figures are essential to achieving a very high price, but even those casks with an ABV figure in the mid 40’s can still sell well.

Mark Littler at the Glengoyne N0.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne N0.1 Warehouse

Don’t be deterred if you have had a low offer from the distillery; as they have so much of their own stock their ‘buy back’ prices are often very low. We can get you a much better price for your cask as we have a very wide network of buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.

The most desirable Bruichladdich casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon cask (not as common at Bruichladdich) do not command the same premium as sherry casks. Octomore casks are very sought after.

QUICK BRUICHLADDICH CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Bruichladdich cask you own or are looking to sell?  Enter your details below and we will provide you with a free open market valuation of your cask.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

What is a Cask of Bruichladdich Worth?

Asking what a cask of Bruichladdich is worth is like asking what a ‘house in London is worth’.  There are a LOT of variables, but if we use a lot of assumptions it is fair to say that a cask of Bruichladdich can be worth anything from £50 per litre of pure alcohol to more than £5,00 a litre of pure alcohol.

After all the variables of age, volume and ABV of whisky remaining, cask type etc are taken into consideration the average value of a cask of Bruichladdich  is circa £7,000  to £15,000 for hogsheads and barrels and £10,000 to £30,000 for some old sherry butts and puncheons.

The majority of Bruichladdich casks were purchased by private investors looking to help the distillery when it first reopened in 2001.  The most common vintages of Bruichladdich casks are 2001, 2006 and 2010.  If you cask is different to any of these vintages then it is likely to command a premium.

How to Sell Your Cask of Bruichladdich for the Best Price

We achieve market beating prices by finding you the perfect end user for your cask.  We work our networks in Europe, the USA, Middle East and Asia to find the person whose requirements perfectly match those of your cask.  This means it can take a few weeks for us to get offers for your cask, but as you most likley have waited several decades for the cask to mature we hope you can wait a few more weeks.

The majority of our clients are based in Asisa where any form of Bruichladdich is sought after as whisky (especially premium distilleries like Macallan) is now positioned as one of the most sought after assets.  It is the demand from Asia that has driven record prices for bottles, culminating in the sale of a 1926 bottle of Macallan for £1,500,000 in 2019.  As whisky is now seen as a status symbol the ultra weathly see casks of Bruichladdich as the ultimate status symbol.

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If you have a cask of Bruichladdich you would like valued please use the form below or contact Mark Littler direct at: [email protected]

We provide you access to this market and with it can ensure you get the best possible price for your cask of Bruichladdich .  

We work on a commission basis and charge 10% (inlcuding VAT) of the final sale price on the successful completion of the sale.  We handle all of the administration and paperwork too, making the whole process simple and hassle free.

If you have a cask of Bruichladdich you would like valued please use the form below or contact Mark Littler direct at: [email protected]

Sell Your Cask of Bruichladdich With Mark Littler Ltd.

The process for selling your cask with Mark Littler Ltd is straightforward, we can offer help and advice at every stage of the journey.

The Cask Selling Process

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Please send the details of your Bruichladdich cask to [email protected] alternatively please use the form below. 

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

Once we have the relevant details from your cask of Bruichladdich we provide an initial valuation, then work with our network of international buyers to negotiate the best offers for your consideration.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with the offer we will make sure you understand the process and issue you with a contract. At this stage we can work with you to draw off a number of bottles for personal use.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We manage all transfer paperwork and guide you through the selling process stage by stage. Once the paperwork has been transferred to the new owners we release the funds to you.

Reviews

Below are a few of the testimonials we have received from happy clients.  You can find these reviews and hundreds more on Google, Facebook and Yell.

David C.
16:42 06 Oct 20
Have several casks of high end whisky, I decided to sell one of my investments. An internet search revealed Mark Littler. Only person to respond to my email. Mark sold my first cask in weeks. New exactly what he was talking about and doing . The price was at the very high end of his valuation. He did all the work, I just signed the sales document. as easy as that. Money transferred into my account, and you are talking thousands too. Much appreciated, will now sell another cask as the time is... right.read more
Iona T.
07:14 16 Sep 20
Mark provided us with an excellent service for the sale of a cask of Springbank Whisky. He provides a professional, friendly and responsive service, guiding you every step of the way. My mother was delighted with the result. I recommend his end to end service. Thank-you!
Mike M.
08:18 15 Jul 20
Great experience from the very friendly and knowledgeable Mark who was able to help me buy a cask, and made the process seamless even during the lock down! Five star experience.
Ian B.
15:45 03 Jul 20
Mark recently helped to successfully sell my cask of Macallan single malt whisky.From our initial discussion I was impressed with the depth of his knowledge and his professional approach. Mark guided me through each step of the process, providing reasons and insights to ensure I made the correct decisions. His estimate of the value of the cask was spot on.I would have no hesitation in using his professional services again.
Steve P.
19:37 26 Mar 20
Just over 10 years ago I visited the Bruichladdich distillery and bought a newly filled fresh bourbon barrel. Having allowed it to mature I needed to decide what to do with it. Bruichladdich made an unattractive offer to buy it back.I became aware of Mark Littler, from a Google search. I contacted him based on the many positive reviews. After talking to him and learning of his experience of selling casks I commissioned him to sell my cask.Dealing with Mark has been a pleasure, he has guided... me through the process and I have received over 3 times the offer from Bruichladdich.I have found Mark to be realistic and helpful and I recommend his services.read more
James G.
10:36 26 Mar 20
Mark was excellent from start to finish in dealing with our whiskey cask sale. I highly recommend his services and wouldn’t hesitate to use him again. 5 Star!
Jacky S.
16:56 09 Mar 20
Mark sold two casks of whisky for me. He got a very good price for them and kept me informed through the rather slow process (which he had warned me about). Very pleased with the service.
John P.
00:22 30 Jan 20
I sold my Bruichladdich hogshead cask through Mark and can highly recommend his services. Immediate follow-up and a very clear outlined agreement while Mark managed to get a good price for the cask in a fairly short time period. I’m very pleased and would not hesitate to utilize his services again in the future.
Dave M.
19:54 20 Jan 20
I recently sold a 25 year old cask of Scottish whisky through Mark. The market is not easy to tap into but Mark has good connections and got me an excellent price. He made the process very simple and completed all the necessary paperwork for me. Highly recommended!
Diana M.
16:12 02 Dec 19
I had a cask of 10 year old Bruichladdich to sell. Googled potential buyers. Some traders didn’t bother to reply, even though I had sent full details.Mark was brilliant from the word go ... very professional and kept me well informed of progress. I ended up with over 50% more from him than my next best offer! Payment was very prompt.I would highly recommend Mark. Don’t waste time with the others ... they will just cause exasperation!!Thanks Mark . Pleasure doing business with you !
Brian L.
09:12 26 Sep 19
Mark was very helpful explaining me details about buying and owning a cask of whiskey - I will give him my best recommendations
Next Reviews

QUICK CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Bruichladdich cask you own or are looking to sell?  Enter your details below and we will provide you with a free open market valuation of your cask.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

Cask Selling FAQ

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The exterior of Bruichladdich distillery

The History of the Bruichladdich Distillery

The Bruichladdich Distillery is located on Scotland’s isle of Islay and produces primarily single malt Scotch whiskies that are renowned for their quality. In the ownership of Remy Cointreau, this distillery is one of only 8 functioning distilleries still to be found on the island. 

Bruichladdich was constructed by William, John and Robert Harvey in 1881 in the west of the island. This dynastic family already owned two whisky distilleries in Glasgow which had been in their ownership since 1770, and this third distillery was built using the brothers’ inheritance money. At the time of the distillery’s construction, it featured a cutting-edge design, being constructed using stone from the shore and using and efficient layout with a spaciously large courtyard at its centre.

Its uniquely narrow necked and tall stills were specially chosen in order to produce a spirit that was original and extremely pure – the complete opposite of the whisky style which was being produced at the older farm-style distilleries on the island. William Harvey ran the distillery until 1934, and over the following four decades, the distillery changed hands numerous times.

After avoiding closure narrowly, it was finally closed down in 1994. Yet in 2000, the distillery was bought and, following an extensive dismantling and reassembling project, it reopened again with much of the original Victorian-era equipment and décor still in place. Even today, there are no computers in use during the production process and the gravity fed system uses the old Victorian methods.

All of the whiskies produced by the distillery are single malts. The Bruichladdich bottlings being unpeated, the Port Charlotte bottlings being very peated, and Octomore bottlings being extremely heavily peated – so heavily peated in fact that it has earned the title of most heavily peated single malt whisky anywhere in the world.

Full production was achieved by the distillery in 2013, and it uses exclusively Scottish barley, much of which is grown on the island itselfIn fact, the origins of the barley which is used by this distillery is extremely important to the philosophy of the brand, and individual farmers, fields and farms are usually identified on the whisky’s packaging, strengthening its links with the Islay community.

Today, the Bruichladdich distillery has created an impressive administrative and management system on the island, including Islay’s only commercial scale bottling hall. It is also the island’s largest private employer, providing about 60 jobs for local people.

What is my cask of Bruichladdich worth?

In order to provide you with an accurate valuation please provide as much of the below information as you can.

There is more information about each section below the form.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

Learn More

Mark Littler LTD specialises in the valuation, sale and brokerage of Bruichladdich casks of whisky.

We consistently achieve prices well over those offered by other brokers and distilleries.

Sell Your Cask of Bruichladdich Whisky with Mark Littler

Bruichladdich Cask Values & Valuations

Bruichladdich has a following quite unlike any distillery in Scotland. Their range of single malts, including Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte and Octomore, have fanatical fans and the distillery continues to please with numerous special releases each year.

Many Bruichladdich casks were made available to the public once it re-opened and these casks are now worth considerably more than when they were first released. High ABV and RLA figures are essential to achieving a very high price, but even those casks with an ABV figure in the mid 40’s can still sell well.

Mark Littler at the Glengoyne N0.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne N0.1 Warehouse

Don’t be deterred if you have had a low offer from the distillery; as they have so much of their own stock their ‘buy back’ prices are often very low. We can get you a much better price for your cask as we have a very wide network of buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.

The most desirable Bruichladdich casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon cask (not as common at Bruichladdich) do not command the same premium as sherry casks. Octomore casks are very sought after.

QUICK BRUICHLADDICH CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Bruichladdich cask you own or are looking to sell?  Enter your details below and we will provide you with a free open market valuation of your cask.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

What is a Cask of Bruichladdich Worth?

Asking what a cask of Bruichladdich is worth is like asking what a ‘house in London is worth’.  There are a LOT of variables, but if we use a lot of assumptions it is fair to say that a cask of Bruichladdich can be worth anything from £50 per litre of pure alcohol to more than £5,00 a litre of pure alcohol.

After all the variables of age, volume and ABV of whisky remaining, cask type etc are taken into consideration the average value of a cask of Bruichladdich  is circa £7,000  to £15,000 for hogsheads and barrels and £10,000 to £30,000 for some old sherry butts and puncheons.

The majority of Bruichladdich casks were purchased by private investors looking to help the distillery when it first reopened in 2001.  The most common vintages of Bruichladdich casks are 2001, 2006 and 2010.  If you cask is different to any of these vintages then it is likely to command a premium.

How to Sell Your Cask of Bruichladdich for the Best Price

We achieve market beating prices by finding you the perfect end user for your cask.  We work our networks in Europe, the USA, Middle East and Asia to find the person whose requirements perfectly match those of your cask.  This means it can take a few weeks for us to get offers for your cask, but as you most likley have waited several decades for the cask to mature we hope you can wait a few more weeks.

The majority of our clients are based in Asisa where any form of Bruichladdich is sought after as whisky (especially premium distilleries like Macallan) is now positioned as one of the most sought after assets.  It is the demand from Asia that has driven record prices for bottles, culminating in the sale of a 1926 bottle of Macallan for £1,500,000 in 2019.  As whisky is now seen as a status symbol the ultra weathly see casks of Bruichladdich as the ultimate status symbol.

Mark-Littler-Whisky-Broker-Square SMALL

If you have a cask of Bruichladdich you would like valued please use the form below or contact Mark Littler direct at: [email protected]

We provide you access to this market and with it can ensure you get the best possible price for your cask of Bruichladdich .  

We work on a commission basis and charge 10% (inlcuding VAT) of the final sale price on the successful completion of the sale.  We handle all of the administration and paperwork too, making the whole process simple and hassle free.

If you have a cask of Bruichladdich you would like valued please use the form below or contact Mark Littler direct at: [email protected]

Sell Your Cask of Bruichladdich With Mark Littler Ltd.

The process for selling your cask with Mark Littler Ltd is straightforward, we can offer help and advice at every stage of the journey.

The Cask Selling Process

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Please send the details of your Bruichladdich cask to [email protected] alternatively please use the form below. 

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

Once we have the relevant details from your cask of Bruichladdich we provide an initial valuation, then work with our network of international buyers to negotiate the best offers for your consideration.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with the offer we will make sure you understand the process and issue you with a contract. At this stage we can work with you to draw off a number of bottles for personal use.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We manage all transfer paperwork and guide you through the selling process stage by stage. Once the paperwork has been transferred to the new owners we release the funds to you.

Reviews

Below are a few of the testimonials we have received from happy clients.  You can find these reviews and hundreds more on Google, Facebook and Yell.

David C.
16:42 06 Oct 20
Have several casks of high end whisky, I decided to sell one of my investments. An internet search revealed Mark Littler. Only person to respond to my email. Mark sold my first cask in weeks. New exactly what he was talking about and doing . The price was at the very high end of his valuation. He did all the work, I just signed the sales document. as easy as that. Money transferred into my account, and you are talking thousands too. Much appreciated, will now sell another cask as the time is... right.read more
Iona T.
07:14 16 Sep 20
Mark provided us with an excellent service for the sale of a cask of Springbank Whisky. He provides a professional, friendly and responsive service, guiding you every step of the way. My mother was delighted with the result. I recommend his end to end service. Thank-you!
Mike M.
08:18 15 Jul 20
Great experience from the very friendly and knowledgeable Mark who was able to help me buy a cask, and made the process seamless even during the lock down! Five star experience.
Ian B.
15:45 03 Jul 20
Mark recently helped to successfully sell my cask of Macallan single malt whisky.From our initial discussion I was impressed with the depth of his knowledge and his professional approach. Mark guided me through each step of the process, providing reasons and insights to ensure I made the correct decisions. His estimate of the value of the cask was spot on.I would have no hesitation in using his professional services again.
Steve P.
19:37 26 Mar 20
Just over 10 years ago I visited the Bruichladdich distillery and bought a newly filled fresh bourbon barrel. Having allowed it to mature I needed to decide what to do with it. Bruichladdich made an unattractive offer to buy it back.I became aware of Mark Littler, from a Google search. I contacted him based on the many positive reviews. After talking to him and learning of his experience of selling casks I commissioned him to sell my cask.Dealing with Mark has been a pleasure, he has guided... me through the process and I have received over 3 times the offer from Bruichladdich.I have found Mark to be realistic and helpful and I recommend his services.read more
James G.
10:36 26 Mar 20
Mark was excellent from start to finish in dealing with our whiskey cask sale. I highly recommend his services and wouldn’t hesitate to use him again. 5 Star!
Jacky S.
16:56 09 Mar 20
Mark sold two casks of whisky for me. He got a very good price for them and kept me informed through the rather slow process (which he had warned me about). Very pleased with the service.
John P.
00:22 30 Jan 20
I sold my Bruichladdich hogshead cask through Mark and can highly recommend his services. Immediate follow-up and a very clear outlined agreement while Mark managed to get a good price for the cask in a fairly short time period. I’m very pleased and would not hesitate to utilize his services again in the future.
Dave M.
19:54 20 Jan 20
I recently sold a 25 year old cask of Scottish whisky through Mark. The market is not easy to tap into but Mark has good connections and got me an excellent price. He made the process very simple and completed all the necessary paperwork for me. Highly recommended!
Diana M.
16:12 02 Dec 19
I had a cask of 10 year old Bruichladdich to sell. Googled potential buyers. Some traders didn’t bother to reply, even though I had sent full details.Mark was brilliant from the word go ... very professional and kept me well informed of progress. I ended up with over 50% more from him than my next best offer! Payment was very prompt.I would highly recommend Mark. Don’t waste time with the others ... they will just cause exasperation!!Thanks Mark . Pleasure doing business with you !
Brian L.
09:12 26 Sep 19
Mark was very helpful explaining me details about buying and owning a cask of whiskey - I will give him my best recommendations
Next Reviews

QUICK CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Bruichladdich cask you own or are looking to sell?  Enter your details below and we will provide you with a free open market valuation of your cask.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

Cask Selling FAQ

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The exterior of Bruichladdich distillery

The History of the Bruichladdich Distillery

The Bruichladdich Distillery is located on Scotland’s isle of Islay and produces primarily single malt Scotch whiskies that are renowned for their quality. In the ownership of Remy Cointreau, this distillery is one of only 8 functioning distilleries still to be found on the island. 

Bruichladdich was constructed by William, John and Robert Harvey in 1881 in the west of the island. This dynastic family already owned two whisky distilleries in Glasgow which had been in their ownership since 1770, and this third distillery was built using the brothers’ inheritance money. At the time of the distillery’s construction, it featured a cutting-edge design, being constructed using stone from the shore and using and efficient layout with a spaciously large courtyard at its centre.

Its uniquely narrow necked and tall stills were specially chosen in order to produce a spirit that was original and extremely pure – the complete opposite of the whisky style which was being produced at the older farm-style distilleries on the island. William Harvey ran the distillery until 1934, and over the following four decades, the distillery changed hands numerous times.

After avoiding closure narrowly, it was finally closed down in 1994. Yet in 2000, the distillery was bought and, following an extensive dismantling and reassembling project, it reopened again with much of the original Victorian-era equipment and décor still in place. Even today, there are no computers in use during the production process and the gravity fed system uses the old Victorian methods.

All of the whiskies produced by the distillery are single malts. The Bruichladdich bottlings being unpeated, the Port Charlotte bottlings being very peated, and Octomore bottlings being extremely heavily peated – so heavily peated in fact that it has earned the title of most heavily peated single malt whisky anywhere in the world.

Full production was achieved by the distillery in 2013, and it uses exclusively Scottish barley, much of which is grown on the island itselfIn fact, the origins of the barley which is used by this distillery is extremely important to the philosophy of the brand, and individual farmers, fields and farms are usually identified on the whisky’s packaging, strengthening its links with the Islay community.

Today, the Bruichladdich distillery has created an impressive administrative and management system on the island, including Islay’s only commercial scale bottling hall. It is also the island’s largest private employer, providing about 60 jobs for local people.

What is my cask of Bruichladdich worth?

In order to provide you with an accurate valuation please provide as much of the below information as you can.

There is more information about each section below the form.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

Learn More